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Hiv Signs In Children

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

... Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discuss with their children. However it is important that all families have this discussion. Statistics from
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AIDS/HIV symptoms in infants and children

What are some of the symptoms of AIDS/HIV in infants and children ?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...infections) or unusual infections. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is one of the more common opportunistic infections in infants/children. On physical exam, swollen lymph nodes and enlargement of the liver and spleen are fairly common. Because... Read more »

Re: Do my kids need to be tested

Hi: DR: Bob in the question were the couple asked you if their kids should be tested. I don't know if you overlooked the ages of the children, they specified the ages of the children which is 11,8,7 now if the mother is testing negative now then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV antibodies were tested for in 6 of these 7 children; all were negative. All 14 children are healthy and free from clinical signs of HIV infection. We conclude that the overall risk of perinatal HIV transmission in haemophilic families should... Read more »

RE: do my kids need to be tested - hmmm, somethings not right here !

Hi Bob,In your answers to the original poster and follow up, you recommend testing the children, despite the mother testing negative.This either means that a +ve father and a -ve mother can produce +ve children (with the mother remaining -ve), or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV antibodies were tested for in 6 of these 7 children; all were negative. All 14 children are healthy and free from clinical signs of HIV infection. We conclude that the overall risk of perinatal HIV transmission in haemophilic families should... Read more »

re. kids testing

Dr. BobRegarding your answer if kids should be tested if the father had Aids but the mother was negative. Is it possible for the children to be positive while their birth mother is negative. I was under the impression that the only way a child could...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV antibodies were tested for in 6 of these 7 children; all were negative. All 14 children are healthy and free from clinical signs of HIV infection. We conclude that the overall risk of perinatal HIV transmission in haemophilic families should... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...HIV infection. The sample you collect must be tested by a laboratory. Some special cases can give false or unclear results: Children born to HIV-positive mothers may have false positive antibody test results for several months because mothers... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...you are most in danger of being hurt or killed as you are leaving or immediately afterward. Make your safety (and that of your children) your top priority. Be prepared. If you leave, don't forget your HIV drugs and any other medications you... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

... How Serious Is HIV for Children? How Are Children Different? Research on Children Treatment for Children Children and Adherence The Bottom Line Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...approved by the FDA on June 21, 1996, for use with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and children. It has also been used for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. This medicine does not... Read more »
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Talking about having a baby...

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
...actual sperm. He and I are learning more and more about the virus together, but are unable to find out anything about having children. Does anyone have any imput or site suggestions we can look to? It would be appriciated. Thanks!!! Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or bacterial vaginosis appears, you may be more susceptible to getting HIV infection during sex with infected partners. EARLY SYMPTOMS OF HIV INFECTION If you are like many people, you will not have any symptoms when you first become infected... Read more »

Waiting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...so-called-friend thought that I was posative since I was so scared and I was having health problems (that are now VERY clearly NOT symptoms of HIV) but a nerve disorder which I thought I conquered two years ago. Anyway, she got scared of me,... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »